While some people out there are wishing a happy solstice or patting everybody on the back with the start of summer we must never forget what June 21st is really about. I want to wish you a very pleasant World Hydrography Day as proclaimed by the NOAA via their website.
Ah, World Hydrography Day. That time of year when we are to remember and celebrate the great ocean surveyors of past and present. Without them we wouldn’t have those fantastic charts that both fuel dreams of future paddling trips and confuse new paddlers with all their symbols and squiggly lines.
So after work when somebody raises a glass at your local patio to toast the start of summer, interrupt and tell them to shut up and remember the true reason for the season on this awesome day.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.